July 31, 2012

Jose Belmontes

Pfc. Jose Oscar Belmontes, age 28, of La Verne, California, died on July 28, 2012, in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered from enemy, small arms fire.

He was assigned to the 630th Engineer Company, 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Drum, New York.

Jose joined the Army in February of 2011 and was assigned to Fort Drum after training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He deployed to Afghanistan with his unit in July of 2011.

Mary, pray for Jose
His awards and decorations include the Purple Heart, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Army Achievement Medal, the Combat Action Badge, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one star and the National Defense Service Medal.

Jose is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his mother and father; and his wife. 

Let us pray that Jose Belmontes is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen

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